Meeting a marvel. The 32 piano sonatas written by Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born 250 years ago, together comprise one of the most significant works of art created in the history of music, one that reinterpreted the relationship between the genre and the instrument, wrapping up the development of the Classical piano sonata form and opening the way toward Romanticism. Over the course of nine concerts to be held over two days, Müpa Budapest will present the audience with all 32 personal testaments in the order they were created, with the procession of 32 different performers also serving as a celebration of the storied and internationally renowned Hungarian school of piano playing.
Opening the concert series with Beethoven's very first piano sonata will be Tamás Érdi, whose chief mentors were Zoltán Kocsis and Tamás Vásáry, with whom he has also taken the stage for a dozen or so highly acclaimed joint concerts. In 2010, Kocsis said that the visually impaired Érdi 'feels the keyboard much more sensitively than sighted people do. In his playing, in certain dynamic ranges, there is a sensitivity that is not naturally possible for the rest of us.' Following Érdi will be Ádám S...zokolay, one of the celebrated competition winners of recent years. The young pianist won the Bartók World Competition in 2019 and has also taken home awards from both the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the Stecher & Horowitz International Piano Competition. The presence of Netherlands-based Klára Würtz offers a chance to encounter a performer whose evocative and individualistic playing has won her recognition both in Hungary and abroad. The complete collection of Beethoven's violin sonatas that she recorded with Kristóf Baráti came out in Autumn 2012.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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